(The drawing for one of our two featured books will remain open for anyone leaving a comment on any blog, Monday-Thursday.)
The last two days we’ve spent visiting with author Delia Latham. For the next two we’ll get to know the second of the authors featured during this Conversions Clash—Tracy Krauss.
Tracy is the creative mind behind the novel My Mother the Man-Eater. Just try and tell me that title doesn’t grab your attention. It's one of the boldest and most captivating titles I’ve seen on a Christian fiction to date. I love it!
According to Tracy, MY MOTHER THE MAN-EATER was originally inspired when she was playing the Sims! The characters and interaction mushroomed into the idea for this book – a forty-something cougar on the quest for fulfillment.
Since COTT’s focus is Christian fiction, many of the novels featured here contain scenes in which a lead character has a personal encounter with Christ. Some Christian authors feel called to present a clear Gospel message in each of their novels. Would you classify yourself as such?
Yes, I would. Redemption seems to be a key element in all of my novels. I suppose it is what I feel called to write – my way of ‘going to the ends of the earth’ with the message.
Happy New Year! Are you a Resolution Setter? If so, please share with us one writing and one personal resolution for the year 2011.
I usually fall into the ‘resolution trap’. :-) I’m definitely trying to write creatively more regularly, rather than allow all the busyness of the promo side to take over. As far as a non-writing resolution, it’s probably the same old trying to exercise more and eat healthier.
Please share with us your own conversion story.
I came to the Lord while in University – we’re talking the eighties here – sex, drugs and rock n’roll! My Mom had come to the Lord and was praying, so I had some background, but it was a very unlikely stoner friend who actually witnessed to me and got through, even though his life was still ‘questionable’. Just goes to show God can use anybody at any time. They don’t have to be perfect or know all the answers, just be obedient.
A bit more about Tracy:
Tracy Krauss is an author, artist, playwright, director, worship leader, and teacher. Originally from a small prairie town, she received her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Saskatchewan. She has lived in many places in northern Canada with her husband, a pastor, and their children. They currently live in Tumbler Ridge, BC.
Other published works include a play and her debut novel AND THE BEAT GOES ON, a romantic suspense with an archeological and creationist twist.
For authors--What has been your strangest inspiration for writing?
For readers-- Have you ever stayed up all night reading?